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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:28 PM
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U.S. unveils climate pact, Kyoto alternative
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050728/sc...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, which is pushing alternatives to the Kyoto treaty on global warming, unveiled a six-nation pact on Wednesday that promotes the use of technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The deal between the United States, Japan, Australia, China, India and
South Korea will build on existing bilateral agreements on technology sharing. It includes no Kyoto-style caps on emissions.

President Bush said in a statement the Asia-Pacific partnership, which will be formally introduced in the Laotion capital Vientiane, would address global warming while promoting economic development.

But environmentalists criticized it as an attempt by Washington to create a distraction ahead of U.N. talks in November in Montreal that will focus on how to widen Kyoto to include developing nations after 2012.

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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:36 PM
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1. Anything for the oil rich
Any damned old thing. Screw the environment. Screw the future of the planet's population. I WANT MY MONEY! MONEY MONEY MONEY. MINE MINE MINE.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:36 PM
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2. Dupe
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 08:36 PM by greekspeak
Oops
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:47 PM
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3. You see, some day we'll all have fuel cell cars . . .
Therefore, the United States should not be subject to any limits on the amount of shit it puts into the air. God bless 'Murica!

:puke:
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:12 PM
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4. "Mother Nature
bats last" they can fool the kool-aid people with this kind of BS but Mother Nature will have the last say.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:09 PM
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5. Window dressing:
"As far as I can tell, there's really nothing new here," said Jeff Fielder, an analyst at the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council. He said that the bilateral agreements already served the purpose of technology sharing but said companies will not have an incentive to deploy it without a strong signal sent by mandatory limits.

"I think this is aimed at complicating the Montreal talks," Fielder added.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:08 AM
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6. Bush** does not play well with others.
He runs with scissors, too.

If it's not about HIM, he doesn't want to play.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:50 AM
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7. US joins clean technology partnership
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/article...

The US, Australia and four Asian countries including China and India have agreed to create a partnership to deploy cleaner energy technologies in an attempt to curtail the growth of climate-changing pollution.

The agreement does not bind the countries - the others are Japan and South Korea - to specific emission reductions and is not viewed as a replacement for the Kyoto climate protocol, to which several of the participants have signed.

One of President George Bush's early acts as president was to rescind US acceptance.

The arrangement was viewed by senior White House officials as a significant step towards establishing a framework in which rapidly emerging industrial countries will be helped to produce cleaner energy and blunt the growth of climate-changing emissions, especially carbon from burning fossil fuels.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:50 AM
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8. Sneaky people...
... anyone want to bet this will mean using US tax dollars to pay US companies to consult with China to reduce their oil consumption in order to leave more for US multinational oil companies to sell here...?
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politick Donating Member (885 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:00 AM
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9. Hmm
I don't think I'll take that bet, sir. I don't believe I will at all. Something, something, pieces of eight.
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